Advanced Functional Materials
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Editor-in-Chief: Joern Ritterbusch, Deputy Editors: Mary Farrell, Yan Li
Online ISSN: 1616-3028
Associated Title(s): Advanced Energy Materials, Advanced Engineering Materials, Advanced Healthcare Materials, Advanced Materials, Advanced Materials Interfaces, Advanced Optical Materials, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, Small
Optical Sensors: One-Step Fabrication of Multifunctional Core-Shell Fibres by Co-Electrospinning (Adv. Funct. Mater. 18/2011)
Core–shell fibers, fabricated by co-electrospinning, are presented by Antonio L. Medina-Castillo, Jorge F. Fernández-Sánchez, and co-worker on page 3488. The fiber shell is formed by a fluorescent pH-sensitive co-polymer while the core is formed by magnetic nanoparticles and an oxygen indicator dispersed in poly(methyl methacrylate). The core-shell fibers are magnetic, change their optical properties with the pH of the media, and they are sensitive to O2 – characteristics promising towards application in optical sensors.